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Aug 06

Team Planet Energy

by in Ontario, Quebec

Distance: 149km
Time: 6:04:42

After a day off, a day of rest, swimming and a great BBQ, it was time ((insert author switch))
To take another day off from blogging and hand the trustee BlackBerry to Laura while I investigated a long standing issue with my front tire.

It was a GREAT day in the saddle. We couldn’t have asked for better conditions. More tailwind than headwind, great temperature, not too much traffic and beautiful scenery. We made great time crossing Ottawa via Hunt Club then switch to some back roads and kept up the quicker than anticipated pace.

It should be noted that Scott isn’t travelling alone right now. He’s been joined by me, his wife Laura and my brother Adrian for the leg of the trip between Ottawa and Montreal.

Team Planet Energy promo shots for the trading cards.

Team Planet Energy promo shots for the trading cards.

This plan was only hatched about a week and a half ago. Laura’s longest distance (this year) before an ass toughening 77K ride in tri shorts had been 55K back in May. Adrian’s longest ride in his life WAS 40K. It’s now 133K.

If you look fast, you are fast!

If you look fast, you are fast!

Once the route had been planned and details worked out. We all set about bike maintenance Sunday night, after the sun had gone down. It was then that we realized a pannier rack wouldn’t fit on the bike Adrian would be riding. Good thing he’d stored the bulk of his gear in Hawkesbury at his job site the week before. Laura took the couple of things he needed carried and we were all set.

We enjoyed a takeout pizza in Carlsbad Springs for brunch. It was the only place open, we were hungry and it was AWESOME. I think it rivaled Milano’s [sk – strongly disagree with this statement]. A couple quick breaks to rest, stretch and fuel up and we found ourselves in Hawkesbury where I (Laura) toured the wastewater treatment plant while Scott planned the next days route.

This is what you get when you bring two engineers biking.

This is what you get when you bring two engineers biking.

We had dinner in Hawkesbury then while Adrian drove the site truck to the campsite, Laura and Scott time trialed it across the border, against the setting sun to the campsite. Quick set up of tents and it was early to bed.

Goliath has fallen. 5 down, 5 to go!

Goliath has fallen. 5 down, 5 to go!

On to Montreal!

Ride on.

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